Arthritis Specialist

Nexclin Medicine

Aesthetics Medicine & Family Medicine located in Roswell, GA

Triple board-certified physician Naima Cheema, MD, and her experienced staff at Nexclin Medicine in Roswell, Georgia, provide comprehensive management of arthritis, including steroid, hyaluronic acid, and platelet-rich plasma (PRP) injections. For expert care of your arthritis that relieves your pain and improves mobility, call the office today or schedule an appointment using the online booking tool.

Arthritis Q & A

What is arthritis?

Arthritis is a joint condition that causes inflammation and pain that may affect joint mobility and function. Arthritis can affect any joint in your body and tends to get worse as you age.

You may be at greater risk of developing arthritis if it runs in your family, you carry extra weight, or you previously injured the joint.

 

What are the common types of arthritis?

There are numerous types of arthritis. More than 100, in fact. But the most common include:

Osteoarthritis

Osteoarthritis develops from the wearing away of the cartilage that cushions your joints, causing bone-on-bone friction that leads to pain, inflammation, and swelling. Osteoarthritis is the most common type of arthritis.

Rheumatoid arthritis

Rheumatoid arthritis develops when your immune system attacks the lining of your joint capsule, leading to inflammation and pain. Over time, rheumatoid arthritis can destroy both your cartilage and bone.

Gout

Gout is a type of arthritis that develops from an accumulation of urate crystals, which is a by-product of uric acid, in your joints, leading to swelling, pain, and inflammation.

No matter the type, you should seek treatment for your joint pain to prevent further damage and other complications.

 

How is arthritis treated?

Treatment for your arthritis may vary depending on the type of arthritis you have and your symptoms. Your specialist at Nexclin Medicine develops a personalized treatment plan so that you get the most relief from your symptoms.

Your treatment may include:

  • Anti-inflammatories
  • Physical therapy
  • Lifestyle modifications

The specialists at Nexclin Medicine also provide targeted arthritis injections to help improve joint health and pain.

 

What are arthritis injections?

To help you get the most relief from your arthritis pain, your specialist may recommend arthritis injections. Types of injections available at Nexclin Medicine include:

Steroid injections

During a steroid injection, your specialist injects a corticosteroid directly into your arthritic joint to reduce both inflammation and pain.

Hyaluronic acid injections

Your joints naturally contain hyaluronic acid, which is a gel that acts as a shock absorber between your bones. Your specialist may supplement your joints with hyaluronic acid injections to provide additional cushioning for pain relief.

PRP injections

Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) is a blood product your specialist creates from a sample of your own blood that’s rich in your body’s own natural healing powers. Your specialist injects PRP into your joints to stimulate your body’s healing process to reduce inflammation and pain, and restore damaged tissue.

The arthritis experts at Nexclin Medicine work closely with you to determine the type of injection that works best based on the severity of your arthritis.

For relief of your arthritis symptoms, call Nexclin Medicine today or book an appointment online.